LU Send Now heads to help hurricane victims

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) The devastation and destruction left behind by Hurricane Matthew is prompting Liberty students to take action.

“These people who don’t have anything at their disposal, we’re now gonna be able to hopefully bless them what we have,” junior Bryan Monroe said.

"There’s a lot of damage down there and there’s a lot of people down there that are probably hurting and who need our help right now,” junior Lyndee Chuba said.

Thirteen students will spend the week in Myrtle Beach fixing homes destroyed by the flood.

“They got asked to go on this trip about four days ago and so they’re all really willing," LU Send Now Logistics Coordinator Morgan Ulmer said.

For Bryan, it’s his first time on a Send Now Trip.

“My expectations? Hopefully to be able to bless these people with what we have, encourage them, give them hope," Bryan said.

“I actually went to a trip last year to Appomattox for one day, but this is gonna be a little different because it’s a full week so I’m excited," Chuba said.

They say cleaning up is only part of their mission.

“We want to be able to share why we’re there and we’re there for Jesus, we’re there to share that we’re there because of Him and He loves them and that’s why we love them," Ulmer said.